Wild Beasts – “Albatross”

By jessica / March 4, 2011

Wild Beasts just announced their third album, Smother, and BBC1 Radio debuted the first single “Albatross,” last night on Zane Lowe’s show. From what I’ve heard Smother will be a mellower, subtler version of their sound (depraved rock/funk cabaret). Richard Formby, who co-produced their last album Two Dancers, also co-produced this record. Singers Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming often trade off vocals, but here they’re in sweet harmony:

(Thanks for the tip, Brandon)
Smother is out 5/10 via Domino Records. Here’s a brief “album trailer”:

The Tracklist:

01 “Lion’s Share”
02 “Bed of Nails”
03 “Deeper”
04 “Loop the Loop”
05 “Plaything”
06 “Invisible”
07 “Albatross”
08 “Reach a Bit Further”
09 “Burning”
10 “End Come Too Soon”